Awards & Recognition
May 5, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC doubled the number of attorneys selected for inclusion in 2010 Southwest Super Lawyers® from 2009. This year, ten attorneys were selected for this prestigious honor.

Since January, the Phoenix office of Polsinelli Shughart has added 17 attorneys increasing the firm’s corporate capabilities. The firm can now offer sophisticated legal services in business and corporate matters including capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, securities regulations and international transactions.

Counted in that figure include 13 attorneys who bring a wealth of experience and success representing national manufacturing, mining and service companies in the areas of environmental and natural resources, toxic tort, product liability, corporate law, business litigation and insurance coverage / bad faith.

“We have grown tremendously over the past two years. Our ongoing growth strategy includes developing a first-rate corporate practice to complement our existing nationally recognized business litigation practice,” said Marty Harper, managing partner at Polsinelli Shughart.

The attorneys named Southwest Super Lawyers for 2010 include:

Marty Harper, managing partner, in General Litigation, Business/Corporate
Charles R. Berry in Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate
Barton D. Day in Environmental
Ed R. Glady, Jr. in Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: General
Brian M. Goodwin in Professional Liability; Defense, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
John J. Hebert in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business/Corporate
Scott K. Henderson in Real Estate
Thomas K. Irvine in Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, Construction Litigation
Edward F. Novak in Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense
Leon B. Silver in Business Litigation, General Litigation

In selecting attorneys for Southwest Super Lawyers, a rigorous, multiphase process is employed. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.

For more information contact Heather McMichael, Public Relations Manager, 816-395-0618

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 495 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.